After John Ford got layed off in December, he made a decision to take control of his future. So instead of looking for a new job, he started his own company, Houseworks Construction Inc.
"I didn't feel like having my future in someone else's hands anymore," said Ford.
For the last 12 years Ford has worked for several Twin Cities construction companies as a project manager. While he enjoyed the work the layoff has led him back to his love of building things with his hands.